How to Make a DIY Floral Headpiece

This beautiful DIY Floral Headpiece is easy to make. It’s simple and gorgeous enough to where anyone (even ones without a green thumb) can make one!

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As promised, here is the tutorial for the DIY Floral Headpieces I taught at Texas Antiques Week in Round Top!

I’m no flower genius nor do I have a green thumb. So I’m sure there are plenty of tips to improve this tutorial.

But these floral headpieces are simple enough to where anyone can make them.

And they’re prefect for everyday with any simple dirty hairstyle or if you have a special occasion. If so, just pin it on top of an easy braided updo.

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Materials and Tools Needed To Make DIY Floral Headpieces

Flowers of your choice

Floral wire

Wire cutters

Needle nose pliers

Wire twig — Optional for aesthetics

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How to Make a DIY Floral Headpiece

Step 1 – First, make a loop using a floral wire that is a tiny bit bigger than where you’d like the headpiece to lay on your head.

I like wearing the crown diagonal on my head.

It’s important to make your loop slightly larger than your head. It may not seem the right size, but after you start adding flowers onto the crown it will bulk up.

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Step 2 – Next, use things like wildflowers to start filling in the base, by taking a 1.5″ piece of floral wire and wrapping part of it around the middle of the stem and the remaining strands of wire around the base loop.

Step 3 – To attach the larger blooms, string floral wire through the back of the bloom’s base.

And then, twist each side of the wire onto the base loop again.

Make sure you use the needle nose pliers to push any ends of the wire that may be poking out. They do not feel good!

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Step 4 – Continue filling up the DIY Floral Headpiece with as many blooms as you’d like.

If you have lighter hair that the floral wire shows up on, you can use a wire twig to wrap around the entire base to add a more rustic look to it.

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How Long Do the Flowers in a Flower Crown Last?

The most commonly asked question is how long the flowers last. That all depends a lot on the flowers you choose and the weather conditions.

If it’s hot and humid out and you choose delicate flowers, they won’t hold up well.

The carnations, billy buttons, berries, and baby’s breath that we used in our DIY Floral Headpieces held up the entire day in hot Texas weather, which is quite a feat!

Ideally, you should make the DIY Floral Headpiece the same day.

However, you can spritz your crown with water and store it in the fridge to keep it fresh for a week.

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DIY Floral Headpiece

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A step by step guide on how to make a floral headpiece for your wedding, prom, or special event.
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course DIY
Category Beauty

Equipment

  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers

Materials

  • Flowers of your choice
  • Floral wire
  • Wire twig  optional for aesthetics

Instructions

  • Make a loop using a floral wire that is a tiny bit bigger than where you’d like the headpiece to lay on your head.
    We like wearing the crown diagonal on our head. It’s important to make your loop slightly larger than your head. It may not seem the right size, but after you start adding flowers onto the crown it will bulk up.
  • Fill the base with filler or wildflowers.
    To do so, take a 1.5" piece of floral wire and wrap part of it around the middle of the flower stem and the remaining strands of wire around the base loop.
  • To attach the larger blooms, string floral wire through the back of the bloom’s base. And then, twist each side of the wire onto the base loop again.
    Make sure you use the needle nose pliers to push any ends of the wire that may be poking out. They do not feel good!
  • Continue filling up the DIY Floral Headpiece with as many blooms as you’d like.
    If you have lighter hair that the floral wire shows up on, you can use wire twig to wrap around the entire base to add a more rustic look to it.
Cost: $20
KEYWORD: diy floral headpiece

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  4. Those are absolutely beautiful! I have been looking for some billy buttons for forever and I can’t find any in my area! I am so sad!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

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  5. Great color choices! Having worked in a flower shop for several years, I’m usually not a fan of carnations — but you made them look beautiful. Plus, they truly do hold up well!

    xo, Lily on Fillmore

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